December 20, 2014
VEF Riga
Roster
No.PlayerCountryPos.HeightBorn
9 JAHOVICS, GATIS Latvia Forward 2.02 1984
10 VALTERS, SANDIS Latvia Guard 1.93 1978
11 WILLIAMS, DEREK United States of America Guard 1.86 1985
12 JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS Latvia Guard 1.95 1983
14 BERZINS, KASPARS Latvia Forward 2.13 1985
15 NELYUBOV, IVAN Russian Federation Center 2.07 1988
20 LAKSA, MARTINS Latvia Forward 2.00 1990
21 UMBRASKO, JURIS Latvia Guard 1.98 1979
30 GADSON, CHEYNE United States of America Guard 1.92 1980
32 CAIN, TYLER United States of America Forward 2.04 1988
35 SELAKOVS, ANDREJS Latvia Center 2.08 1988
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS Latvia Guard 1.92 1989
55 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM Belarus Center 2.11 1987
 Head Coach    
  KURTINAITIS, RIMAS Lithuania    

Team latest news

VEF Riga brings in Bradley

VEF Riga has brought in guard Ramel Bradley for a three-week trial with an option to sign the player after that period. VEF registered Bradley for the Eurocup and he will be available to make his debut this week.

Club info
VEF Riga’s run of three straight Latvian League crowns came to an end last season, but the club is eager to bounce right back and, through its third appearance in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, advance to its first ever Euroleague regular season. VEF reached the Latvian League finals, but lost to rival BK Ventspils. VEF did not get past the regular season in either the Eurocup or VTB United League too, all which further motivates the club for big things in 2014-15. Founded in 1958, VEF has featured some of the best players in Latvian history - Valdis Valters, Igor and Raimons Miglieniks, Gundars Vetra, Janis Krumins, Cezars Ozere and Juris Kalnins. VEF finished third in the 1960 Soviet League, and with the likes of Krumins, Ozere and Kalnins, finished third again in 1966. After suffering through some quiet years, Valters led VEF back to a spot in the Soviet League in 1978, where the club won fifth place in 1985 and third in 1991. VEF took part in the 1991 Korac Cup and the 1992 Saporta Cup qualifying rounds, but soon after ceased to exist. VEF Riga was re-founded in 2007 with Valters as the head coach and made it to the Latvian League semifinals and the Baltic League second-division title game in both 2008 and 2009. In the 2009-10 campaign, VEF reached the Baltic League quarterfinals, and its first ever Latvian League finals. The following season VEF enjoyed its Eurocup debut, reached the Baltic League title game and beat Ventspils for the club's first Latvian League title. More accomplishments were to come: In addition to two more Latvian League titles, VEF made its Euroleague Qualifying Rounds debut in 2011, narrowly missed the Eurocup playoffs in 2012-13, and advanced to the VTB quarterfinals the same year. Now, VEF Riga is ready to get back into contention for historic results, as it attempts to reach the Euroleague for the very first time.
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Latvian National League: 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
President Maris Martinsons
Address Skunu Street6, Room 6
LV1050 Riga - Latvia
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Skanstes Street 21, LV1013 Riga, Latvia
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